Chilled or on the rocks, Floc de Gascogne is a lot more than just an aperitif : its freshness and fruity taste make it an excellent ingredient in the kitchen. In the centre of a terrine of foie gras , with cheese that has a bite to it or as a dessert, Floc de Gascogne can be used in a wide array of irresistible ways to tempt the palate !
Key figures for Floc de Gascogne :
- 780 hectares in three departments
- 120 wine growers and 5 wine cooperatives
- 10 000 registered hectolitres
The aperitif flower :
Floc de Gascogne was elaborated from a Gascon recipe dating as far back as the sixteenth century and has always been well protected by ancient peasant traditions over the years. Floc de Gascogne, (''Lou Floc'' meaning bouquet of flowers in Occitan) has today become a blend between know-how and tradition. Its sweet, enchanting and sensual taste comes from the subtle blending of fresh grape juice with the vigour of young Armagnacs coming from local farms.
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